Ministry Support Workers

Union Gospel Mission - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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The Opportunity

Are you adaptable, service-oriented, and enjoy building positive relationships with those in the Downtown Eastside? If yes to all, we are seeking a full-time Ministry Support Worker who is responsible for assisting the Outreach Team in ministering to marginalized men and women living in the neighbourhood of the Hastings Facility. You may be making referrals for housing, clothing, shelter and recovery, as well as performing a wide variety of other duties in order to serve our guests and our team with excellence.

This is a ministry position and a personal knowledge and experience of the saving work of Jesus Christ is a prerequisite. If you possess strong interpersonal skills, have related work or volunteer experience, and can successfully set healthy boundaries with demanding individuals and those in crisis situations, this might be a great opportunity for you.

You will frequently deal with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems. There will be other staff nearby to assist as required.

There are two permanent, full-time and one auxiliary (6 months), part-time (22.5 hours/week) positions available in our Vancouver (Hastings) facility to cover a variety of shifts each week, which include overnight and weekend shifts. There is no set schedule and flexibility is required. For a copy of the full job description, click on the "Download Job Description" button on the left panel of this page.

Who We Are

Demonstrating the love of Christ, UGM feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care. We are a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and have earned the Best Christian Workplace award again in 2019. We provide competitive salaries, an extensive benefits plan, generous vacation and sick leave, and an RRSP matching program. A focus on employee resilience, support for professional development, engagement in meaningful work, and a fun and caring environment are all part of being a member of the UGM team. If you are someone who desires to learn and grow, has a passion to serve and make a difference, and connects with others with both humility and humor, then you will be a great fit at UGM.

What You’ll Need

If you are considering employment with UGM, you must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • be able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values
  • agree with our Statement of Faith
  • provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search
  • possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license and submit a current driver’s abstract.

How to Apply

To submit your cover letter and résumé by October 21, 2019, click on the "Apply for this position" button on the left panel of this page or below. If you have questions about this posting, please contact Corrina Stasich, Human Resources Advisor, at 604 215 5430.

We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and are especially—but not only—interested in applications from Aboriginal individuals.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Permanent